Cabinet to receive plan for anti-cyberbullying law on July 12, says Fahmi


KUALA LUMPUR: A proposal to enact new legislation or amend existing laws to address cyberbullying is expected to be tabled at the Cabinet meeting on Friday (July 12).

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil said it is part of the ministry’s efforts to make social media platforms safer for users.

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"We will inform the Cabinet meeting about the actions that can be taken now, either (through) a new Act or amending the existing laws.

"The current Parliament session will run for about another week, so we have time if the Cabinet feels there is a need (to present a Bill) for us to act immediately,” he said in a special session with the media at the Parliament Building here on Thursday (July 11).

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This follows a recent cyberbullying case involving a social media influencer who allegedly committed suicide in Gombak Setia, Selangor.

The body of the 29-year-old woman was found in her home on Friday (July 7).

Fahmi had previously said that the main challenge in dealing with cyberbullying is that most perpetrators hide behind fake accounts, making them difficult to identify.

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